What are the main challenges for low-income countries trying to achieve basic vaccination coverage? And what are the potential ramifications for their societies and economies? Giacomo Dentoni explores these questions in his article on COVID-19 vaccine inequity.
Category: Infectious Diseases
The 3rd place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health Writing Competition rethinks our relationship with nature in light of COVID-19.
The 2nd place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health writing competition explores the meaning and future of global health in light of COVID-19.
The 1st place winner of the 2020 Eye on Global Health Writing Competition explores the current context and many unknowns of Covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau.
Sexual transmission is increasing in Iran’s growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Lack of adequate sex education, social stigma and suppressed sexual autonomy are some of the elements featuring the country’s current health landscape.
Gender is a crucial determinant of health. Emergency situations have the potential to reinforce deep-established structural gender inequalities. In our latest article, Kate Vanderbraak reflects on previous epidemics as well as COVID-19-borne implications for women across the world.
COVID-19 has made clear that high income countries might not be the best equipped to face epidemics. Countries like Rwanda have shown how early action and comprehensive prevention strategies are key in minimising the number of deaths from COVID-19.
Ensuring the right to health and dignity to all during COVID-19? A focus on asylum seekers in Moria, Greece
“Stay home, wash your hands, social distance” are the guidelines worldwide to prevent spreading of COVID-19. But how do these apply to asylum seekers living in overcrowded camps with scarce WASH facilities in Greece?
If a home has low operational and maintenance costs, time and resources otherwise spent on activities such as house rebuilding, dealing with preventable illnesses or collecting water will be unlocked, enabling families to lift themselves out of poverty long-term.
We failed to predict the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the virus threatens to have unprecedented consequences on our lives and societies. If we listen carefully though, maybe we can learn a few lessons from these our broken economic system?